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ect the bay. and why i voted against the $3 trillion budget, the big bank bailout, and against the health care bill. you see for me it's not about democrats or republicans it's about common sense and doing what's best for our families. maybe that's why i'm ranked one of the most independent members of congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. >> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today at noon in hd. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> good afternoon. i am mindy basara. all eyes are on hurricane earl. it is becoming dangerously close, and people from north carolina to massachusetts should keep a careful watch on of the storm. >> as hurricane earl move in closer to the coast, visitors in at-risk areas of the outer banks
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are being told to move out. for theill be a offshore and to lessen the threat or make a direct impact on the outer banks. >> mandatory evacuations are in place for island's only accessible by a very. there is a hurricane watch from north carolina to virginia. concerns struck all the way to cape cod. families are waiting into the water, perhaps a final tip before conditions take a turn for the workers. >> we want people to stay out of the water as the storm passes by. less well is starting to build. later on, the swee -- the swell is starting to build. later on, it will be extremely unsafe. >> it stretches from the outer banks all the way to maine. at the current models will come out the storm could brush the
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outer banks in the next -- if the current models hold, the storm could brush the outer banks and the next 24 hours. >> local officials are getting ready in case we feel the effects in the baltimore area. kim dacey is live in curtis bay with more. >> we are expecting to hear from the coast guard in about an hour about their preparations and conditions on the water. city officials held press conference to tell residents to be prepared for emergency situations like we have seen with other storms. these include having an emergency kit of supplies and batteries and 3-day supply of hot weather. -- 3-day supply of bottled water. stay tuned to television and radio for updates on the course of the storm. >> the storms are expected to come dangerously close to the eastern shores of our state.
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and a small shift, and this is always a problem in baltimore, could have a major impact. we can have severe weather in baltimore. >> you want to stay tuned to channel 11. we will of the latest tonight on 5:00 and 6:00. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> ocean city is now under a hurricane watch, and the area in north carolina of the outer banks is under hurricane warning. it is moving to the northwest at about 16 miles per hour. the area that you see north of the carolina-virginia border all the way to the bay and delaware is under a hurricane watch, and at what that means is that possible hurricane conditions are possible within 48 hours. basically, i think we will just
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a tropical storm conditions, but it is going to be within 152 miles of ocean city, unable just grazed the carolina coast. -- and it will just raise the carolina coast. possible koppel storm-force winds on friday -- possible tropical storm-force winds on friday. details coming up. >> you contract hurricane earl with us online. our a hurricane tractor shows the past and its potential to brush ocean city. that is on we have a school closing to pass along to parents. baltimore county schools will close two hours early today because of the heat. crews are on the scene of a building collapse and west baltimore to it happened just before 11:00 at west baltimore
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street. no reports of any injuries. a building inspector as been requested and bge will shut off utilities. and anne arundel county neighborhood is on edge as police search for a man who sexually assaulted an 83-year- old woman. he broke into her house on monday morning and once inside the home, they say he raped the victim and flooded the area. police are looking for a white male in his early 20s. right now they only have of a description -- havea vague description. >> have lighting in place, always a deterrent to criminals. any dates, windows, make sure you -- lock thoseyou gates -- gates, windows, make sure you luck to those. >> another motion to exclude evidence and the prosecution of three men charged in the murder
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of former baltimore city councilman ken harris has been denied. defense lawyers asked the judge to keep a security guard at the shopping center from identifying the suspect on the video. >> we don't think the witness should be able to testify about what a jury can clearly see on video. we're just asking the judge to let the jury like the video and make up their own minds. >> the judge ultimately ruled that the security guard can testify. a motion to exclude dna evidence is still being considered. baltimore police have arrested a man in connection with a 2-year- old drowning case. the men apparently had to pushing ankush gupta into the harbor after he refused to give him -- apparently admitted to pushing ankush gupta into the harbor after he refused to give
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them a cigarette. a man is accused of attacking a baltimore city police officer in an incident and cost him his sight in one of his eyes. he was accused of hitting the officer with a drinking glass. he was not charged with a hate crime based on race. the baltimore city police union has endorsed gregg bernstein's candidacy. he represents nearly five dozen active and retired police officers -- 5000 active and retired police officers. he says he thinks them for their support and look forward to a solid working relationship with the baltimore police department. coming up, a man sentenced to 40 years in prison, and what he did during sentencing shocked everyone.
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♪ spread a little love today ♪ spread a little somethin' to remember ♪ ♪ spread a little joy and see ♪ need a little happiness to be ♪ ♪ living the life with me why is roman meal bread nutritious? two slices provide at least sixteen grams of whole grains and an excellent source of calcium. roman meal bread: great taste and nutrition since nineteen-twelve. >> and 18-year-old girl is recovering after falling from the balcony of a frat house in western michigan. police say they found the girl on the ground when they tried to break up a party. she was rushed to hospital in critical condition. a man slid his own throat in
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adult court room after the judge sentenced him to 40 years and -- in a dallas court room after the judge sentenced him in 40 years in prison. he confiscated a razor blade from a disposable razor but apparently had another stashed away. he survived and was taken away on a stretcher. still to come, and new technology is helping parents keep track of kids on at the school bus. and making sure that the heavy backpacks are not causing problems for students. >> hurricane earl is still packing 125-mile-per-hour winds. we will have more coming up in the insta-weather-plus forecast. the insta-weather-plus forecast.
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>> in the "consumer alert," one
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in five workers are on economic edge. a poll shows that one out of five workers have missed payments on bills in the last year. eight out of 10 workers are living paycheck to paycheck. that they are making changes to stay afloat, such as cutting back on these are activities, cancelling cable subscription, and using public transportation. although it get the cards are a budget-friendly alternative to credit cards, -- debit cards are a budget-but the alternative to credit cards, you should take care to not make mistakes. you can ask for a different due date to prevent bad timing, and make sure that your partner is not making a debit don't know about. is this the year that ebooks come on to college campuses? four times more were sold this
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year than in the previous year. still, the only account for 2% of books bought and sold last year. it happens every school year, a kid falls asleep on the bus and get off at the wrong stop. suburban chicago has a new high- tech solution, tracking students with a gps technology. >> as children in this district watch their step a boarding the bus, someone will be watching over them. >> for about three years we have been putting gps technology on buses to attract the bosses themselves, but now we are able to attract children. >> it is the second in illinois to track with gps. >> weekend alleviate the parents -- we can alleviate the parents' fear if they got on or
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off the bus. >> each student attaches an id card to that act and swipes it when they get on and off. >> i can see what time there were picked up and what time they were let off. >> it helps to be ensure that none of the students is left on a school buses each year. this woman who was four children in the district supports the system and considers it peace of mind in her hectic day. >> i feel 100% confident to put my 6-year-old on a bus every day and have them come home every day on a bus. >> but her son, a first bidder, is not quite happy with it. -- first grader, is not quite happy with it. >> it reminds me of preschool. >> hope you are doing well. starting off a new month nothing
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happening over baltimore except hot high-pressure. this cold front will hopefully continue to keep steering the hurricane away from our shorelines. right now, let's look at how hot it is. 93 downtown, 90 at the airport. light winds are allowing pollution to just sit there. that is why we are in a code red air advisory. it is dangerous to anybody doing anything exertive outside. this has been the trend all week long. maybe not quite as high in temperatures tomorrow, but a little more humid. nice spread. much water downtown, with the urban island effect. -- much stronger downtown, with the urban island effect. the cold front to our west is going to continue to track through it might bring us a
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little bit of light shower activity about the city. around ocean city, we are dealing with the impact of hurricane earl. let's look at why we have a hurricane watch in effect. it means that extends from the virginia-north carolina at border to delaware. it means that hurricane conditions are possible within the next 48 hours. we will possibly see a tropical storm-force winds. only one model texas light up the shore line. all the other models are continuing -- one model takes us right up the shoreline. all the other models are continuing to move northeast. this is a massive hurricane. hurricane-force winds extended 90 miles from the center. it was interesting, at the southwest i of hurricane earl last night ran over a buoy. it reported a 49-foot wave with
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this hurricane. it is a major storm for sure. this is a category 3. by tomorrow afternoon, feeling a little impact off the shores of north carolina. it is fighting or freddie night when it starts to be offshore. -- friday or friday night when it starts to the veer off shore. you can see that it just continues through to the northeast. let me continue to progress things. a little bit of cloud cover on thursday. really just affecting the outer band right here. the brunt of it comes through in the overnight hours of friday. throughout the day on friday, we start to see affects about ocean city. the core of this thing is offshore enough that we will probably see tropical storm- force winds, and a rainy day in ocean city. 1:00, still feeling some attacks, but only on the periphery of this. the worst side is the northeast quadrant, so we're on the better
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side of things. we were dealing with crete tropical systems, not just earl, but fiona, and then a tropical depression off the coast of africa. let's talk about the forecast at home. friday, a slight chance of showers inland. it looks like probable storm conditions around ocean city. saturday, breezy and lovely with a high of 79. >> in this afternoon's "medical alert," we can all benefit from exercise, especially those with high risk of obesity. british researchers studied people at determining the genetic risk of obesity, and those with the most areas of obesity from their parents did have the highest body mass. but those who were physically active lowered the risk by 40%. it is back-to-school time, but
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the weight of backpacks could cause lasting health problems for children. >> like many students, the sisters will be headed back to school soon. but their father will be keeping a close eye on how they are carrying their school supplies. >> this is perfectly warned. >> he is an orthopedic spinal surgeon and he says that kids should only be carrying 10% to 15% of their body weight in the back back. >> it is not just back pain, but neck pain and shoulder pain. >> other concerns, muscle spasms, and in the most serious cases, does it teach generation. -- this each generation. >> whenever you have a protracted and, it is something backpacked use.that pass
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>> straps should be worn on both shoulders to spread the weight evenly. they should be added two inches wide and fit snugly. this is an example of what not to do. the backpack should not hang down the child's lower back. the best option is this. pull york stock in a backpack with wheels -- your stuff in a backpack with wheels. >> the biggest question is whether it has a backpack and cause scoliosis. the doctor says there is no evidence of that problem. coming up, another check of the forecast.
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>> coming up on "oprah," it is the search for the most talented kids. two years ago, she was singing for her supper, and now her dream comes full circle. that is at 4:00. tonight at 5:00, we follow developments in the race for baltimore state's attorney. we are keeping a close eye on hurricane earl. hurricane warnings already in effect for north carolina. tonight we are live in ocean city, where officials are preparing for the worst. and now the maryland lottery numbers. >> it is another hot one. height, i am sarah fleischer from 98 rock with your pick 3 numbers.
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we will get to pick four in just a moment, but first, visit and check out hotspots for september. all the games are selling fast and have limited inventory. visit your local retailer. and now let's get the pick four drawings with bob diamond. the maryland lottery -- let yourself play. >> final look at the weather --
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you guys a keeping a close eye on earl. >> they are in store for came conditions there. it will -- in store for hurricane conditions there. friday, ocean city will be most affected. winds and rains, potentially over 35 miles per hour. of course we will get updates on the national hurricane center it every couple of hours, so we will keep you posted. you can keep track on our web site and find other cool stuff about the hurricane. 95 this afternoon, 92 tomorrow. the cold front pushes earl often gets here on friday. lovely this weekend. upper 70's to near 80. no humidity. >> no complaints. thanks for joining us for 11 news at noon. >> watch tonight at 5:00 with
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